Mother

In art, culture, literature

“The girl wrote a story. ‘But how much better it would be if you wrote a novel,’ said her mother. The girl built a dollhouse. ‘But how much better if it were a real house,’ her mother said. The girl made a small pillow for her father. ‘But wouldn’t a quilt be more practical,’ said her mother. The girl dug a small hole in the garden. ‘But how much better if you dug a large hole,’ said her mother. The girl dug a large hole and went to sleep in it. ‘But how much better if you slept forever,’ said her mother.”

– Lydia Davis, The Mother